Wetherby, Leeds

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Wetherby is a town in Leeds

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Wetherby within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Wetherby in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Wetherby, market town and township with ry. sta., Spofforth par., N. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Wharfe, 6 miles SE. of Harrogate and 12 miles NE. of Leeds, 1601 ac., pop. 1886; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 news-papers. Market-day, Thursday. Wetherby is picturesquely situated amid diversified scenery, and is an ancient place, called by the Saxons Wedderbi. It has a town hall, a reading-room, and agricultural and horticultural institutes. A 6-arched bridge crosses the Wharfe. Brewing and agricultural implement making are the chief industries; there is trade in horses and cattle.

Wetherby in the Domesday Book

A village in Burghshire hundred, in the county of Yorkshire.

Two manors recorded in Domesday.

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